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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / Is "not too shabby" the new "awesome"?

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myshka

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Dec 4th, 2017 01:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I never use awesome ...it's reserved for the Facebook/GoDaddy/I can't even ... crowd.
We didn't say not too shabby much ...it was more "not too duckin' fusty" when I was a yute.

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Dec 4th, 2017 01:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah -- it's been around since before the millennials were born. What will they dig up next -- Groovy?, Outtasight?, Far out?, It's a gas?.

I'm a hep cat, man -- these kids are a drag.

digiboy

New York City

Dec 4th, 2017 01:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Awesome" has always sounded a little ridiculous to me the way kids throw it around. Even more so when adults use it cuz it's the hip term the kids use.

Very few things in this world IMO are truly "awesome", maybe Victoria Falls, The Grand Canyon, and Anita Ekberg in her prime, that's about it.

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Dec 4th, 2017 02:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's all good.

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It's all gravy from here on...
Dec 4th, 2017 02:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

When my grandkids 8 & 6 say "awesome", it's because they really think it is. I'm OK with that.

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Dec 4th, 2017 03:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I haven't heard "not too shabby" in person that I can recall. What I immediately recalled when I read this thread was it being included in the lyrics of Adam Sandler's song, "The Hanukkah Song."

at 2:28 min. into video

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Dec 4th, 2017 03:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've been fighting with Costco concerning a screwed-up dryer.

I've been told "Not a problem" about 15 times so far. Hate that phrase, which seems to have replaced "You're welcome."

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Dec 4th, 2017 03:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Awesome is a word. It is a good word. Yes, it's usually over emphasizing, like "I love chocolate ice cream", or the new Neil Young album is "great".

I have no issues with awesome. My wife's young coworkers have been using "awesome sauce", to make awesome even more grandiose. I've tried awesome sauce, wasn't too shabby.

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Dec 4th, 2017 03:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I've tried awesome sauce, wasn't too shabby.


LMGAO!

The "G" stands for "Groovy".

I had a sound gig yesterday for a local music school recital. 6 sets, 1pm-8:30pm. During one of the sets one of the dads would yell awesome after each performance. Needless to say in got old quickly.

myshka

Canada

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Dec 4th, 2017 05:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Awesome isn't even ... used much anymore.
These days things are "lit" or "fire"

eg: When the people at the really "lit" party you're at appreciate your "fire" playlist ..that's awesome!

C'mon you guys ... get with the program.

digiboy

New York City

Dec 4th, 2017 05:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"C'mon you guys ... get with the program."

I'm not woke,
I'm not even on fleek.

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Dec 4th, 2017 07:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If a waiter or waitress replies to a simple request and says " not a problem" one percentage off the tip.

If they ask if you need or want your change.. we are down to 10%.

As to "not a problem", I hope not, isn't that your job..
Which goes along with a 20 something hostess/host greeting a couple easily double/triple the host's age.. as "you guys" or the server addressing customers as "you guys" .. that is simply awesome.. and inexcusable new age drivel and disrespectful.
And in my parent's restaurants, that is grounds for .. find another occupation.

And do not ever address me as "you people"...
equally awesome.


Zounds !
Far out man!
Stellar!
Cosmic!
Groovy!


(This message was last edited by jefe46 at 07:50 PM, Dec 5th, 2017)

jhawkr
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Dec 5th, 2017 03:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You're a hard man jefe!

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Dec 5th, 2017 04:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Jefe46: "And do not ever address me as 'you people'..."

Man, people get all upset over "you people". People outside the south should start doing like us southerners and say "Y'all" as the plural for "You." "Y'all" is a good word.

Oh, and 009 beat me to it about the Adam Sandler thing. That was the first thing I thought of when I saw the thread title.

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Dec 5th, 2017 06:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The millennials have already dug up Maynard G. Krebs favorite saying, "Work??". What's next?

jefe46
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Dec 5th, 2017 05:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"You're a hard man jefe! "

Yup,it's all about respect that is, R E S P E C T.

In former years when I was a softie.. If a server asked if I want or needed change.. I would offer them 1 minute to listen to a lecture .. or get stiffed..

No more.


In the family restaurants.. we had weekly, monthly classes on customer service.. to include NEVER ever ask if a customer needs or wants their change.

You say nothing and bring it.

If you were heard doing this, reprimand. Second time, on notice, third time.. yer out.

Local employees were on a wait list to work at the family establishments. We paid more, treated employees with respect and had a loyal clientele.... which we would not allow to be compromised. Very little turnover compared to other establishments.

What's wrong with modern society?... lack of respect. Plain and simple.


What about all y'all?

Better than "you people" which is an attempt to exert authority usually when none is accorded.
Whiz up a rope jerk.. I am an adult and a professional, address me as such.



KFay

Sebastian, FL

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Dec 6th, 2017 01:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

All the cool kids like me and Vickers say "boss."

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Dec 6th, 2017 03:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"If they ask if you need or want your change"

I say, "Yes, do you want a tip?"

jefe46
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Dec 6th, 2017 05:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If a server asks if you want or need change, they are not professionals. Tip them as such.

Even more, the "house" is unprofessional for allowing this. We usjually will not go back.

The latest is that the guvmnt wants to change the law so that the restaurant can keep the tips and distribute them as they please.

If this happens and this is the case..
I will not tip. And, likely not go back.

Being a server is a tough job. And to have to give money to others who should be compensated by the "house"..
This is causing the customers to take up the slack where the owners are so damn cheap they won't pay their help.

Source and motive, greed.

As a customer I, not them, decide where the tip goes.

Shades or Ramsey's segment on the greedy incompetent , morons in Arizona. The house keeps all the tips and does not distribute to employees.
Greed. They do not belong in the biz.

The reason a restaurant will do this is they cannot properly run a business so they gouge, cut corners, and steal time and money from the employees.

(This message was last edited by jefe46 at 07:45 PM, Dec 6th, 2017)

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Dec 6th, 2017 05:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think we should bring back “supermurgatroid”.

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